New eviction zone: South part of Jungle


Calais Migrant Solidarity

eviction area februaryfrancais en bas

The government is taking another step in its strategy to destroy the Jungle. This follows the creation of an ‘exclusion zone’ or ‘no man’s land’ in January this year. In January, the message from residents rang clear:

We, the united people of the jungle of Calais, decline the demands of the French government with regards to reducing the size of the jungle.

We have decided to remain where we are and will peacefully resist the governments plans to destroy our homes.

We plead with the French authories and the international communities that you understand our situation and respect our fundamental human rights.

Despite this initial fighting position, the ‘no man’s land’ was created. Although there were pockets of resistance, most people moved into spaces in the rest of the Jungle, aided by associations and volunteers. This time though, the area to be evicted is too big…

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